QA Lead Analyst

Location: Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

Department: Development

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

About theQuality Assurance (QA) Lead Analyst Position

The role of the Quality Assurance Lead analyst is all about building, improving and following the right processes to deliver quality to clients. This individual will be responsible for the creation, maintenance and evolution of QA policies, processes and overseeing/participating in all aspects of project testing. This person will establish quality assurance standards while following processes to support business cases and application requirements.

The QA Lead analyst will play a key mentorship and leadership role within the team, providing technical guidance to less senior QA team members.



  • Participate in requirements and use case reviews.
  • Provide accurate estimates for QA resources and testing schedules.
  • Responsible for creating and gaining project approval on project test plans.
  • Responsible for creating and/or overseeing the creation and approval of project test cases.
  • Ensuring adherence to standardized QA policies, processes and documentation standards.
  • Responsible for identifying areas where automation testing could be implemented.
  • Responsible for implementing and guiding the team on how automation testing could be adopted.
  • Identify areas of improvement in the quality process.
  • Coordinate onshore and offshore testing.
  • Work as a partner with the development teams to improve delivery quality short and long term
  • Responsible for helping to mentor and develop other members of the QA team.
  • Generate accurate reports on the Quality Assurance status single projects as well as key themes across the project portfolio
  • Communicate and participate on different status report meetings, including meetings with other departments’ leaders.
  • Work closely with Team leads to maintain the highest possible level of communication surrounding the quality and the project development process.
  • Continually analyze and evolve the QA process as the organization continually evolves its services



  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or similar AND/OR
  • 4 - 6 years of Web Application testing.
  • Experience having a leader position in QA department is a plus.
  • Experience building and improving standards for quality assurance.
  • Content Management Systems (CMS) testing experience.
  • Experience building/creating test automation scripts.
  • Courses and/or certifications that prove knowledge on:
    • Agile methodologies - Scrum.
    • ISTQB
    • Software testing


Ten great reasons to work for Verndale

  1. Rapid growth company of 19 years maintaining start-up company feel
  2. Laser focus on cutting-edge technology and killer service offerings to clients
  3. Internal promotions that are frequent and do not take years to achieve
  4. Collaborative, open, work environment and no formal dress code
  5. Beautiful new building in Quito; easily accessible to public transportation
  6. Open door policy and strong manager/employee communication
  7. Free lunch Fridays and free beer at 3:30pm
  8. Twelve company paid holidays and 3 weeks paid vacation at date of hire
  9. Private Health Insurance
  10. Fitness Club membership that includes: gym, squash court, steam room, sauna and spa.


Compensation & Benefits

Verndale is proud of the fun, diverse, and respectful company environment we enjoy on a daily basis. Competitive compensation, company paid holidays and personal time off make having a work-life balance possible. For some roles working from home on an as-needed basis is a definite possibility; we believe in hiring the best and keeping our own happy and motivated.

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